19-20 April 2018

15Hatfields, London

How did we get here (and where is here)?

Session type:
Keynote

Session duration:
60 minutes

Presented by:

Steve Freeman

Zuhlke Engineering Limited

About this Keynote

A generation of software people has now grown up with some form of agile as the norm. How did it become so widespread, and what do we think about the result?

In this session, I want to retrospect on the journey we've taken from a few crazed enthusiasts to corporate best practice. I want us to remind ourselves of the new things we've discovered, the old things we've rediscovered and the good things we've forgotten along the way. I'd like to try, once again, to think about the fundamentals of what makes software development work, and how we can best respond to that.

About the Speaker

Steve Freeman, author of Growing Object Oriented Software and Guided by Tests (Addison-Wesley), was a pioneer of agile software development in the UK.

He has developed software in many organisations, from small vendors to multinational institutions. Previously, he has worked in research labs and software houses, earned a PhD, written shrink-wrap applications for IBM and taught at University College London.

Steve now works as an independent and for Zuhlke Engineering in London.

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